Local July 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm

The Dominican Republic ranks first in traffic accident fatalities

Most accidents are attributed to speeding, cell phone use and alcohol consumption.

Santo Domingo.- According to the most recent statistical surveys, the Dominican Republic has the highest mortality rate caused by traffic accident injuries worldwide.

The national territory ranks number one with 65 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the World of Statistics count published yesterday.

It is followed by the Republic of Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand, with 41, 39, 36, and 32 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

Vietnam has 31 deaths, Iraq 27, South Africa 22, while Nigeria and Armenia have 21 and 20 deaths, respectively.

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Paul Tierney
July 29, 2023 12:48 pm

This is a ranking that should be changed for the better. However, the government and people lack the will to give it up.

God help us!

Last edited 10 months ago by Paul Tierney
Mr. Sensible
July 29, 2023 6:06 pm

I was in the Capitol the other day. On the elevator, I felt a nudge to the left. Some well-educated Dominican driver tried to change lanes while I was still there, hitting my rear right wheel. The blue paint on my wheel was proof of the collision. He did not feel that he did anything wrong. There was no sense in discussing the rules of the road, as he was already aware of the Dominican interpretation of the rules of the road.

Luis Grullon
July 29, 2023 6:15 pm

As a nation we need to do better, the government knows the issues yet they don’t try to change the behavior

July 29, 2023 9:42 pm

This negligent behavior is deeply rooted, and if someone tries to force, to implement change entire country would come to the screeching halt, we will have revolution, no doubt… Let’s be honest, its impossible to introduce anything that can save lives and make them more functional, and everyone knows it, but everyone likes to talk about it solely for entertainment purposes… God luck to us all…!!!

July 29, 2023 11:28 pm
Reply to  chupacabra

yup… will be driving drunk tomorrow to the beach as I have been for over 4 years…….and will drive home from the beach after drinking 4 JUMBO’s…this is a police issue

Last edited 10 months ago by there
Platano Frito
July 30, 2023 6:12 pm

This Government creates laws and its respective entities never enforce them, Police, Military and Digesstt are a real-time example of how NOT to drive. No helmets, seatbelts, they dont signal or stop at red lights and they are always on their phone. Why would any other monkey consider obeying a law when the idiots being paid to enforce them cant even put a fucking license plate on the piece of shit car or moto they stole from the last poor smuck they held up at gun point? It will never change because they dont want change. …..And for all the respondents I know I know, IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GO BACK TO WHERE CAME FROM, The Dominican battle cry of ignorance and arrogance, worn like badge of pride in the comments section, never changes. get down with the sickness 🙂